Ralph Falls & Cashs Gorge
Tassie is all about nature and beautiful scenery if you ask me. It is probably one of the most beautiful parts of Australia and home to some beautiful wildlife and some great walking tracks.
Towards the end of our Tasmania road trip, we ended up on the East Coast exploring the Bay of Fires. At our B&B at Binalong Bay, our hosts recommended we visit Ralph Falls and Cashs Gorge. This was of course not far from the Pub in the Paddock and St Columba Falls which we also wanted to see.
Getting to Ralph Falls & Cashs Gorge
For the most part, the drive is quite lovely and peaceful. You will find yourself driving through farmland surrounding Ringarooma on your way to Mt Victoria Forest Reserve. The farmland becomes rainforest before you end up at Ringarooma Valley.
There were a few parts of the drive up, where we were incredibly glad we had a 4WD. There were some extremely steep, one lane only sections which were quite stressful. You need the confidence to be able to drive up and not slow down, otherwise, who knows if you would get going again!
Standing at over 90m, Ralph Falls is Tasmania’s highest single drop waterfall. You will find a picnic area including BBQs, tables and an eco-toilet for use.
The return walk is only 20 minutes and the walk is quite easy and takes you through to Norm’s Lookout which will give you the perfect viewing platform for Ralph Falls.
We started Cashs Gorge walk towards the end of the afternoon and we started to lose our daylight. It is a 60-minute walk from the lookout at Ralph Falls and you can get right up close to where the waterfall drops over the sheer cliff face.
Cashs Gorge is filled with sphagnum moss and rugged terrain and I would only recommend it if you have plenty of daylight. With no mobile phone reception, Jenna started to panic a little not knowing if we would end up in the same carpark and there was not another tourist in sight. We managed to do the walk in around 40 minutes!
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